Illustrated Journalism and Memior, Certificate | Part time online | The New School | United States
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Illustrated Journalism and Memior

1 months
3420 USD/full
3420 USD/full
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Expand your creativity with the Illustrated Journalism and Memoir Certificate at Parsons. Learn to combine writing and drawing skills for work that is uniquely yours.


Tell true stories about yourself and others, merging the power of words and pictures. Juxtapose text and images for optimum impact, feeling, and efficiency, opening opportunities in creative non-fiction beyond what writing, illustration, or photography can offer alone. Delve into theory, practice, analysis and production of comics journalism, documentary sketching, and illustrated memoir. Learn from experts in the field as you sharpen your skills, deepen your knowledge, and gain a sense of the medium's scope and potential. This certificate program welcomes diversity of technique and expression. Students will use their own preferred image-making media and tools (digital or analog) and tell the stories they choose with individual style, expression, and authorial voice.

What You’ll Gain

  • The ability to document real-life events, situations, and people and tell their stories
  • To tell your own personal stories in a way that is engaging to readers
  • The fundamentals of comics and sequential narrative visual art
  • Knowledge of the “third art” that emerges from the combination of words and pictures
  • The ability to produce your own finished illustrated stories, regardless of prior drawing skill/experience
  • Confidence and proficiency in your original style and authorial voice

Why The New School?

The professional landscape as we’ve known it has changed dramatically, and ongoing learning is more important now than ever before. At The New School, we champion every student’s creativity and growth. By combining integrated disciplines with collaborative problem solving, we deliver an immersive, transformative learning experience. With the leadership of Parsons School of Design — ranked #1 in the United States* — our faculty imparts the critical expertise students need to advance their careers or pivot to new ones in a constantly evolving world.

*Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (2022).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Illustrated Journalism and Memoir
  • Reporting the Visible World: Documentary Illustrated Storytelling
  • Telling Your Story: First-Person Illustrated Journalism and Memoir
  • Illustrated Journalism and Memoir Writers Group


Who Should Enroll

  • Anyone intrigued by the potential of comics journalism or graphic memoir
  • Journalists working in multimedia storytelling
  • Visual artists who want to add writing to their skillset
  • Writers who want to add drawing to their skillset
  • Business and technical communications professionals
  • Filmmakers working between scriptwriting and storyboarding
  • Anyone interested in expressing themselves through a combination of words and pictures


Jason Das, New School journalism instructor and creator of the Illustrated Journalism & Memoir certificate

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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    3420 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 3420 USD for the full programme during 1 months.
  • National

    3420 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 3420 USD for the full programme during 1 months.


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